Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Earlier this month I did a guest for for the wonderful Avid Reader blog and I chose to speak about racial diversity specifically in YA.
Here is the link to the original post.
I wrote up this post because diversity in books really hits home for me personally. Almost three years ago my husband and I adopted a sibling group who, even amongst themselves, are diverse racially.
Racial Diversity In YA Over The Last Year
Every time a book cover is revealed and another “white face” appears, I cringe. Come on! Really? Do they ALWAYS have to be white?
Sarah Ockler, author of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, wrote a fantastic post encouraging authors to diversify their books. Check it out here: Race in YA Lit: Wake Up & Smell the Coffee-Colored Skin, White Authors! (My good friend Sarah @EscapingSarah shared this post with me)
*Click image and zoom in to see the ethnicity of the characters and release dates!